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  1. CTA Posted Update for Flyover construction weekends: Bus Substitution Between Addison and Belmont Stations Free shuttle buses replace Red Line rail service between Addison and Belmont. Fri, Jan 8 2021 10:00 PM to Mon, Jan 11 2021 4:00 AM Fri, Jan 15 2021 10:00 PM to Mon, Jan 18 2021 4:00 AM https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/railstatus/?Page=Upcoming
  2. In case anyone else is having trouble getting video in .MOV format, here's the same video in .mp4 (credit to TaylorTank1229) Bryn_Mawr_SB_Temporary_Station_Dec18_2020.mp4
  3. Thanks for the pics. Here are the links for Stage A temporary Southbound stations Bryn Mawr and Argyle: https://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/6/Bryn_Mawr_Temporary_Station_Board_36X24.pdf https://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/6/Argyle_Temporary_Station_Board_36X24.pdf Yes, you are correct. If you look at the .pdf for Bryn Mawr, you can see the empty lot SE of Bryn Mawr and the tracks for a future Stage B temporary Northbound station (Bryn Mawr only) I don't have the link that explained the Stage B stations, but remember reading that in Stage B, only Bryn Mawr gets a temporary Northbound station, but not Argyle due to lack of space at Argyle.
  4. How about 52 to 152? The walk from Addison might be shorter.
  5. Shocked, but not shocked. No bus or rail service Fullerton to 47th, East of Western:
  6. Many useful links of materials from the open house meetings starting today, including more details on the temporary stations: https://www.transitchicago.com/rpm/whatsnew/
  7. jtrosario

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    78 Development article pics with internal and external pics of proposed 15th/Clark Red Line station: https://chicago.curbed.com/2018/12/21/18150211/the-78-cta-red-line-related-midwest
  8. jtrosario

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    ATS shut down Monday 5am - Saturday 5am from June 4, 2018 through the winter season. It's really going to be bad for a while getting around O'Hare: https://www.flychicago.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/O'Hare/ServicesAmenities/ATS/ATS_June3 Map.pdf Although it says airport transit buses, I remember reading elsewhere (and saw) that CTA buses would be provided while the ATS is shut down. The arctics were staging after Terminal 3 departures in the right lane. When I went by yesterday, the last arctic was parked with the swing-out blocking all but the left most departure exit lanes, causing a huge backup for everyone else to get out of that level. I remember seeing 2 CTA arctics in use on the departure level and 3-4 parked in the staging area. I'll try to get a picture next time I go through.
  9. Agreed. Although not seen in the video, crossing the intersection's painted Stop Line on Yellow with the front bumper of any vehicle does not result in a ticket. It doesn't matter the size of the vehicle, just that the front crosses the stop line after the light has changed to red. State law requires that any vehicle already in the intersection has right of way to clear the intersection first. Also, to not pull into any intersection unless it is already cleared, which it was just immediately before the accident. The SUV driver might have incorrectly thought they had to "clear" the intersection to avoid getting a red light ticket. State law also allow for one(1) and only one vehicle(from each direction) to wait in the intersection until traffic is cleared to turn left (of course as long as they pulled into the intersection straight before red AND wait for opposing traffic to clear, which the SUV driver didn't do) Also for all traffic, including pedestrians, to not enter an intersection on green/walk until it is already cleared. To be clear, I'm not suggesting to drive up to the limits of the law. If I see anything out of the ordinary in an intersection in front of me, I will stop early, swerve to avoid, or not enter the intersection. In the video, I don't see any reasonable indicator for the bus driver that the SUV was going to pull in front.
  10. Here's the map: (the pertinent portion I could crop) From: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053
  11. Bus stop List for 95th South terminal: Bus Route Stop(s) N5 South Shore Night Bus (P) (Q) N9 Ashland (owl service) (U) 29 State (Y) (Z) 34 South Michigan (U) (V) (W) 95 95th eastbound (A1) 95 95th westbound (R) 100 Jeffery Manor Express (A2) 103 West 103rd (A2) 106 East 103rd (A2) 108 Halsted/95th (P) (Q) 111 111th/King Drive (S) 112 Vincennes/111th (X) 115 Pullman/115th (T) 119 Michigan/119th (U) (V) (W) 352 Halsted (P) (Q) 353 95th-River Oaks-Homewood (A3) 359 Robbins/South Kedzie Ave (A3) 381 95th (A3) 395 UPS Hodgkins (A3) 772 Brookfield Zoo Express (P) (Q) Greyhound (A4) Above also from: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053 Edit: I don't know if I didn't see this before, or if the list was added later. Guess we'll find out if the map shows up on this alert. 2nd Edit: a) Sent in an email request to repair the map, b) the map is there now - don't know if that was related or just a timing issue
  12. From: https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/alert-detail/?AlertId=48053 Service Change Saturday, April 14, 2018 10:00 PM to TBD The new 95th/Dan Ryan station South Terminal, on the south side of 95th Street, will open. Board and exit all buses and trains in the new South Terminal. The original 95th/Dan Ryan station will close at the same time, and no longer be accessible for customer use. Red Line trains will stop on a new platform under the new South Terminal building. Elevator access, in addition to stairs, is provided between the train platform and street-level concourse. Stop locations for all CTA and Pace buses will change. Most routes will be in the new off-street bus terminal surrounding the new station, but a few routes will board on 95th or State streets. See map at right and list below for new bus stop locations. Why is service being changed? Bus and train service is changing due to the opening of the new 95th/Dan Ryan South Terminal, the first of two brand new terminals and the halfway point of the construction of a new, modern 95th/Dan Ryan Terminal. Edit: Cannot find the map named in the above
  13. FYI: It "WAS" that Uber had/still has their Uber-X, and Lyft had/still has their standard Lyft car service as the lowest cost service. You put 1-4 people in the car and you are only sharing the ride with the driver. "NOW" the lower cost options are UberPool and LyftLine, where you put in your destination and share the car with other pickups and drop offs. You are allowed yourself and optionally one other rider($1 surcharge with LyftLine, included with UberPool), also no changes to destination(except to exit car early) So these days, you can choose a less costly pooling option or not, ie. "you don't HAVE to pool" I would know. Yesterday night, I drove my longest UberPool ever, 11 pickups with 11 drop-offs of 1-2 riders each before getting my Prius back to myself. It took about 3 hours for me, the driver, and was mostly North and South and North again in the general vicinity of the north side Red Line the entire time. People were NOT thrilled with the 2-4 additional pickup and drop offs before getting to their destination, since the car was near full almost the entire time. Also, it seems that both "pooling" services limit the number of passengers in the car to 3 plus 1 driver most of the time. The only time I've seen Uber/Lyft max out car pooling with 3 riders in back plus 1 rider in front(plus 1 driver) was on New Year's eve, or if someone requests for 1 rider, but shows up with 2 riders when 2 other riders were already in the car (I also make sure the count gets corrected BEFORE starting their trip, so as not to get assigned more riders)
  14. Lyft (or Uber for that matter) arrives from <1 to 20 minutes after ordering, usually 1 to 5 minutes in more popular areas, or 3 to 10 minutes in less ride-share dense areas. The request doesn't go through if there are no cars within 20 minutes(rare). Solution is to try again later, although the better solution is to keep trying as others are doing the same. Cars can free up anywhere whenever they drop off their previous passenger or are close to doing so - with a message stating that your driver will come to you after dropping off the previous passenger.
  15. jtrosario

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    Screenshots from CTA Train Tracker. The SB Red in front of this one was delayed/stuck on Track 2 between Belmont and Fullerton, after previously being stuck at Wilson causing a good sized backup. So in a smart move, Red's are running Track 1 there to get around it.
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